Roush Racing hauler crashes into motor home; 4 hurt

Updated: January 31, 2007, 6:41 PM ET
Associated Press

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -- A Roush Racing car hauler crashed into a motor home, setting off a chain-reaction accident involving other vehicles on a far West Texas highway Wednesday.

The hauler, carrying two Nextel Cup race cars, crashed along eastbound Interstate 10 near a U.S. Border Patrol highway checkpoint west of Sierra Blanca. Border Patrol agents say the hauler crashed into a motor home, causing it to hit a tractor trailer, which then hit a second big rig.

One person was taken to an El Paso hospital, about 80 miles west of the crash scene, while three others were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. Their identities and which vehicle they were in were not immediately available.

Traffic was diverted to a nearby access road while the crash was investigated.

A spokeswoman for Concord, N.C.-based Roush Racing said it was unclear if the cars, en route to North Carolina from Las Vegas, were damaged in the crash.


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